Tag Archive: Operation Appreciation

Dec 04 2012

Operation Appreciation: Andrew Hines Reflects on “Eye-Opening Experience”

This year, Summit Racing Equipment and Armed Forces Entertainment-sponsored “Operation Appreciation” has visited troops in Bosnia and Kosovo. The last stop was a meet-and-greet on Friday night at Camp Butmir, outside Sarajevo, Bosnia. Harley-Davidson Pro Stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines took some time after the session to reflect on the week-long adventure: First we were in …

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Dec 04 2012

Operation Appreciation: Runte Enjoys Small Group Atmosphere of this Year’s Trip

  The final stop on the Team Summit/Armed Forces Entertainment visit to troops based overseas was Camp Butmir, the NATO headquarters outside Sarajevo. There are 22 Americans amongst the several hundred multi-national troops based at this Bosnia facility. Dan Runte, driver of the Summit Racing/BIGFOOT monster truck, found this year’s trip unique compared to his …

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Dec 03 2012

Operation Appreciation: Greg Anderson “Honored and Blessed” to Visit with Troops

Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson took a few moments between flights to talk about his experiences during this year’s Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored holiday visit to U.S. troops stationed overseas, which was arranged by Armed Forces Entertainment. We talked with the four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion at Vienna’s international airport, the bridge between Kosovo and Bosnia. …

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Dec 03 2012

Operation Appreciation: Jason Line & Team Venture into Kosovo

The Summit Racing group: Summit Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, and Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines made the trip from Stuttgart, Germany to the outskirts of Pristina, Kosovo. The distance between the two cities is much greater than 716 air …

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Nov 28 2012

Operation Appreciation: Eddie Krawiec’s Thoughts on Days One and Two

The first two days of the weeklong Summit Racing Equipment–sponsored troop visit to Europe were spent in Stuttgart,Germany. Shortly after arriving Sunday, November 25, Summit Racing Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, along with Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, were joined by Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Eddie Krawiec and Andrew …

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Nov 26 2012

Operation Appreciation: Summit Racing Kicks Off Goodwill Mission to Visit Troops in Europe

The third-annual Summit Racing Equipment sponsored holiday troop visit kicked off with an autograph session at the Panzer Kaserne PX shortly after the five champion drivers arrived in Stuttgart, Germany on November 24. Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, along with Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, were joined by …

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Sep 07 2012

Team Summit Drivers Will Visit Troops Overseas for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, Summit Racing Equipment and Team Summit drivers will be making the trip ’across the pond’ to visit American troops stationed in Europe. NHRA Pro Stock champions Greg Anderson and Jason Line plus legendary BIGFOOT monster truck driver Dan Runte will be joined by Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec, who ride Pro Stock Motorcycles for the …

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